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Thiruvannamalai Music Review

Thiruvannamalai Music Review
Kavithalaya Productions
Arjun, Pooja Gandhi
Pushpa Kanthasamy
Srikanth Deva
Packed with punch
Monday, November 24, 2008 • Tamil Comments

Director Perarasu has made a mark for himself coming up with films that have racy musical scores. Moreover all his films have a great deal of punch dialogues in them. Right from 'Tirupachi' to 'Pazhani', all his films became popular thanks to some fast numbers.

Perarasu's latest 'Thiruvannamalai' is no different. The album which has musical score by Srikanth Deva, is simply amazing with the amount of energy the music composer has managed to extract from his singers and the musicians.

'Thiruvannamalai' featuring Arjun, is produced by Kavithalaya Films. Perarasu, who has penned the lyrics for the songs, has all the makings to make his fans happy.

The album has groovy music and also a couple of devotional songs.

Kaadai, Kauthare ( Maghi, Renuka, Senthil Das)

A peppy number that is set as being sung by 'Narikuravas'. Srikanth Deva seems to have been inspired by the yesteryear MGR hit number 'Nanga Pudhusa Kattikitta'. Srikanth has used peppy instruments to make the song racy. The young trio of Maghi, Renuka and Senthil Das sound very different. Perarasu's lyrics are simple and are easy to follow.

Amma Maare ( Pushpavam Kuppusamy, Suchitra Raman)

Pushpavanam Kuppusamy is the right man to render such numbers. His open-throated voice gives the song an automatic feel of listening to a perfect folk number.

Srikanth Deva in order to create a perfect 'yuppy' feel has used Thavil and Nagaswaram.  Keeping pace with Pushpavanam Kuppusamy is Suchitra. Again watch out for Perarasu's lyrics. It is laced with funny descriptions.

Om Siva Siva ( Shankar Mahadevan)

It's been a long time since a full-fledged devotional song had appeared in a feature film. Perarasu and Srikanth Deva have teamed up to fill this void.  The song glorifies the greatness of Lord Arunachaleeswarar in 'Thiruvannamalai'. Shankar Maghadevan brings a divine feel with his rendition bringing about a mystic feel.

Solla Solla (Hariharan, Sadhana Sargam)

This song comes as an exception to the whole album. When all the other numbers are too fast, 'Solla Solla' is a soft song. It is like a cool evening breeze during the summer.

Good use of violins and guitars are a delight to listen to. Hariharan keeps up his reputation of singing soft melodies with charm and grace. Sadhana Sargam's flawless diction is impressive.

Adi Yaei (Udit Narayan, Suchitra)

Listen to this song and you will be reminded of some yesteryear melodies. A typical kuthu number with Udit Narayanan singing up with boundless energy. Srikanth Deva has used the Guitar, Nadaswaram, Flute and has amalgamated a rhythmic beat. This proves to be the highlight of the song. Udit Narayan seems to have been played down, while Suchitra dominates with her catchy voice. Probably intentional..

Emmaiyaalum (Shankar Mahadevan)

Yet another devotional number in praise of Lord Arunachaleswara of Thiruvannamalai.

Shankar Mahadevan oozes with energy all through the song. Srikanth Deva creates an excellent atmosphere by reproducing the sounds of items used in temples before the song begins. Lyrics by Perarasu is apt and would move all spiritual-lovers.

The album on the whole will definitely not disappoint Perarasu fans. If they expect lyrics packed with punch and peppy music, the album has everything for them. Srikanth Deva has not been disappointing.

Click here to listen to the rocking songs of `Tiruvannmalai'